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Women’s Hockey Promoting ‘Skating Strides’ for Cancer Research

The University of Maine women’s ice hockey team is raising money for the annual Hockey East Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign. Team members have been selling pink paper pucks at UMaine sporting events and will hold an auction of their game-worn pink jerseys during their game at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2 against Boston College at the Harold Alfond Sports Arena. An autograph session for fans is planned after the game.

The eight-member conference-wide event raised a record $45,215 last year for the Friends of Mel Foundation, which distributes the funds to organizations throughout New England, including the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing in Lewiston, which received more than $8,000 from the UMaine fund drive. All proceeds from UMaine go directly to the Dempsey Center. For additional information, call 207.581.4849.

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